Need to know
110, including seven suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $180.00, excluding tax at 14.625 per cent.
Rates exclude an à la carte breakfast of yoghurt, fruit salads, parfaits, chia seed puddings and breakfast sandwiches (dishes from $2.50).
Expect welcoming, on-the-ball service: the hotel runs Salt School, an intensive 10-week hospitality course for the local community. The rooftop comes alive in the summer with yoga classes in the morning and film projections at night. With board games, a pinball machine, a pool table and a winter ice rink, there’s plenty here for unrepentant kidults.
At the hotel
Outdoor cinema, beer garden, ping-pong tables, music library, bicycles for hire, free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, Malin + Goetz toiletries. All suites and Family King rooms have a Nespresso machine, an iPod dock and a fridge.
Our favourite rooms
Pared-down and light-filled, rooms at the Asbury Hotel have a pleasing graphic aesthetic, with bold patterned rugs and black-and-white photos of musical greats. If you’re still answering emails on your getaway, Deluxe Kings have a seating nook and a desk; opt for a Suite if you’d rather lose your train of thought in panoramic sea views. Kitted out with eight bunk beds, two showers and lockable lockers, Octo’s a laid-back hideout for a grown-up sleepover.
Flaunt golden limbs and breeze-tousled hair at the pool, a heated open-air number open in the spring and summer. Colourful cushions, sunloungers and swing chairs are plentiful, but you’ll have to stake your claim early if you want to lounge the afternoon away in one of the cabanas.
Keep things cool and casual for the beach (breton tops, denim shorts and flat leather sandals will do the trick), but pack a collared shirt or two, and some curlers and false eyelashes for an evening nod to Jersey Shore style.
The hotel has seven rooms equipped with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, as well as rooms fitted with doorbells for guests with vision or hearing impairments.
Furry friends are welcome here: the hotel can provide dog beds, bowls and treats. They’re free to roam in the lobby, beer garden pool area and rooms. Pet stays of any length cost $75, half of which is donated to a local pet shelter. See more pet-friendly hotels in New Jersey.
Welcome. Ask at booking about having a free sleeping teepee added to your room.